Sunday, June 24, 2012

Master Bath Mini Makeover Complete

The transformation of our bathroom has been an on and off again endeavor for years!
I would update something and sit and stare at it for months until coming up with something else to do.
A few coats of  Stamped Concrete by Sherwin Williams freshened things up.
But I didn't care for the chandelier and the curtains with the new paint color. 

I remade some curtain panels from Walmart to coordinate with the new walls. 

Much better.
I deblinged the shower here.

We took down the huge builder mirror and put up two matching mirrors from Kirklands.

Mr. Bill made a new false front for the tub.
I painted the vanities.

This was so much better but something was still wrong.

I made new white valances for a crisper and cleaner look.

These faucets tormented me with their blinginess.

I tried stripping the lacquer off the faucets so they could begin to tarnish.
Lifetime warranty American Standard faucets are impenetrable to any solvent.
It only made them shinier.
I gave up and finally took the plunge with my favorite Oil Rubbed Bronze Rustoleum Metallic.
I taped everything.
Some bloggers have taken the faucet off, I was afraid that if I took them off they would never go back on these sinks. That is why I didn't get new faucets. Walmart had some cute nickle ones for only $39.00.
But last time we had a sink issue we couldn't get the drain to go back on correctly. I know that these sinks will have to go in a few years and I didn't want to invest in a faucet with an eight inch spread when I will want the other kind if we have a stone counter.
I used a lot of plastic everywhere to catch the 

I used ugly Christmas wrap to cover the counter.
Paint in a well ventilated area.
Use a mask.

Spray the paint from every angle that you can think off and then some.

I took off the paper and wasn't wowed like I was downstairs.

I was completely in love with the powder room.
The powder bath has such a warm tone with Kilim Beige from Sherwin Williams.
It took me a little while to get used the dark faucet with the cooler toned walls upstairs.
The room needed more so I sprayed the light fixtures.

I had to go back and hit them with a tiny bit of gold.

I used Ebony Buff and Rub on my little picture frames and mirrors.

I love it!

I didn't do the drain spouts. They were already nickle for some reason they never matched the old faucet and I wasn't sure how the paint would hold up on them.

The Wedgwood vase and napkin ring got pulled from the guest room. The jar is Avon that I found at a garage sale for 25 cents. It got a run through the dishwasher. Lotion looks so much prettier in it than it the container it came with.

The faucet downstairs was done three months ago and the finish has held up fine.

It finally feels restful and finished!! 
A stack of fluffy white Tommy Hilfiger towels from Big Lots and we are good!
I realize that the rest of my metals in this room are brushed nickle but we are okay with mixing the two for the time being. 
This little bird sort of typifies the space, 
dark, wonderfully tarnished silver.

 I am completely smitten.
Cost for this part of the makeover?
$6.98 for the spray paint. 
Have a great day. 


  1. Great job. I have painted a number of faucets and had only great success. I have used Marine varnish to finish faucets and they have held up very and they look great. So great that they fooled the plumber on a up close look. The clear coat helps protect the finish from waters spots and cleaners.
    Well done,

    1. I will try that clear coat. Thanks. So glad you stopped by. :)

  2. Wow, love the transformation! Well done on the faucets! The change to the shower surround, the bathtub, valance and accessories all come to make it a lovely, serene bathroom! Beautiful,

    1. Thank you Kathy. It feels like a totally new room and we didn't spend a lot of money.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. What a great transformation! It looks amazing :)

    1. Thank you Alana. I am so glad you popped in and left a sweet comment.

  4. I love EVERYTHING, Katie Sue! Isn't it funny how you just KNOW when it's right? It does look much more restful now.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Happy 4th!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

    1. Thanks, Liz. I appreciate all you do for Time Travel Thursday. :)